The Annapolis Book of Seamanship
This comprehensive guide to seamanship has been called the sailor's bible since its launch in 1983. From basic skills to advanced techniques and current electronics, the book covers all aspects of sailing. The author emphasizes the importance of mastering sailing fundamentals, including boat handling, safety, emergency preparedness, weather reading, navigation, maintenance, and tradition. The book is well-organized and written in jargon-free language, with helpful illustrations throughout. This is an essential resource for any sailor, and a must-read for those wanting to improve their skills.